THE FLY star Jeff Goldblum credits new stricter airport policies with providing his chance to meet Canadian fiancee CATHERINE WREFORD.

The couple, who are due to appear on a Pennsylvania stage together in acclaimed musical THE MUSIC MAN, met at an airport in Seattle, Washington, and have been inseparable since.

Goldblum says, "I was at a film festival and she was part of a troupe starring in 42ND STREET.

"They made me take off my shoes and just because of that little delay we crossed paths. I said, 'Wow!' She was with this fella, who was very nearby and right away - I don't know what came over me - I said, 'Hi! Nice to meet you. Are you married?'"

18/06/2004 09:09